Why do I need to buff the wax?
After applying the Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax, it should be buffed to polish and seal the surface. The more you buff the more you will raise the sheen of your finished project.
What is Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax?
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax is a brushable, waterbased, non-toxic wax used to seal and protect painted surfaces.
Allow paint to dry for at least two hours before applying wax. It can be buffed to desired shine.
How many types of Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax are there?
There are two different types of Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax: Clear and Antique.
When applied, Clear Wax will provide a velvety smooth protective finish that will help protect the surface from moisture and marring.
Antique Wax, is an optional effect that is applied after a coat of the clear wax. When applied to a project’s surface, it will provide a soft, time-worn look. It can be used with a lighter application for a more subtle effect or reapplied to achieve a darker and more dramatic effect.
What is the best application technique to use when applying Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax?
Application is simple. Use the Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Brush or a lint-free cloth. Load the brush with wax, and then apply over the project surface in a thin layer. Remove excess with a damp cloth. Allow to dry 24 hours, then buff to desired sheen using a soft, lint-free cloth.
The longer you buff, the higher the sheen.
How long does it take Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax to dry?
Wait 24 hours after application, and your wax is dry enough to be buffed.
After buffing, Allow 24 hours of drying time for gentle use, and allow the wax to cure completely for 7 days before using your project.
What should I use to buff the Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor wax?
When buffing, it is best to use a soft, lint-free cloth. Fold the cloth into a small section which can be easily held in one hand. If working on a large piece of furniture, be sure to occasionally open and refold the buffing cloth to a clean spot before continuing to buff.
Tip: When buffing a large surface, if your wax is not buffing easily, dampen your cloth with water, and continue buffing. This will re-activate the wax so that you can continue to easily buff your project.
When and how do I apply Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Antiquing Wax?
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Antique Wax can be applied to your piece to create a more time-worn look. First apply a layer of Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Clear Wax, let dry for 24 hours, and buff. Then apply Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Antique Wax as an all-over second layer or to small, raised details.
While the Antique Wax is wet, quickly use a soft cloth to wipe over the surface to remove excess, leaving the dark color in corners, routed edges, and worn areas so that you can achieve a natural, time-worn finish.
My Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Antique Wax is applied too heavily in one area, can I remove it?
As long as the wax is still wet and has not fully dried, you can remove it by simply wetting the desired area with additional clear wax and continuing to wipe away the excess.
When will my Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor waxed surface be cured?
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor waxed surfaces will be fully cured on its own in 7 days. Until then, keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use to allow enough time for the wax to fully cure.
How should I clean my brush after applying Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax?
Clean up is easy with soap and warm water. Work the brush bristles into soap lather then rinse well.
How should I clean my project surfaces after Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax has been applied?
Wipe project surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with warm water and mild soap to clean. Consumer furniture polishes are also acceptable for regular cleaning of waxed surfaces.
Will I ever need to reapply Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Wax?
On well-used furniture items such as chairs, tables, or dressers, etc., it is a good idea to reapply the finish with a fresh coat of Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. It is not necessary to reapply wax to decorative items.